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Miss Grand International will be held in Dong Hoi City

Updated at Tuesday, 18 Apr 2017, 16:22
The Hanoitimes - According to Director of the Tourism Department of Quảng Bình province, Hồ An Phong, Miss Grand International (MGI) 2017 will be held from October 5 to 26 in a resort in Đồng Hới City instead of Thiên Đường (Paradise) Cave as planned before.
Scene at the press conference.
Scene at the press conference.
One of the reasons for the change in venue is the unfavourable weather and limited number of seats allowed in the cave, but not due to concern about the impact on the cave, said Phong.
The department reviewed the advantages and disadvantages of Paradise Cave and Sunspa resort, concluding that although the cave is a unique location which will help to promote Quảng Bình’s cave tourism. Domestic and international exposure of the contest’s backdrop would help spread awareness of the cave and draw tourists, the organisers said.
However, the cave is about 70 kilometres from the centre of Đồng Hới City and a more than 500-step climb, inconveniencing contestants, some of the expected 600 participants, and organisers. Besides, heavy rain, flood and inundation are also likely at that time of years.
In the licence granted to Quảng Bình Province, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism made clear that it did not agree to holding the national costume contest inside the cave since it would have a negative impact on its ecosystem.
Miss Vietnam 2014 first runner-up Nguyen Tran Huyen My looked radiant and stylish at the press conference on Miss Grand International 2017 (MGI) in Hanoi.
Miss Vietnam 2014 first runner-up Nguyen Tran Huyen My looked radiant and stylish at the press conference on Miss Grand International 2017 (MGI) in Hanoi.
Miss Grand International (MGI) has now become the world’s leading international beauty pageant and one of the 5 Gland Slam Beauty Pageants along with Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International and Miss Supranational. Under the corporation and sponsorship from governments and organizations that will make a stand for the betterment of humanity.
Participants, license holders and sponsors can participate locally, nationally and internationally to encourage education and awareness, and that is the aim of Miss Grand International (MGI) Beauty Pageant through our STOP THE WAR and VIOLENCE campaign. The messages will be delivered across the world, at regional, national and global events, in print, online and on television.
Miss Grand International (MGI) 2016 Ariska Putri Pertiwi (Indonesia).
Miss Grand International (MGI) 2016 Ariska Putri Pertiwi (Indonesia).
Miss Grand International Beauty Pageant aims to be the beginning for the better life for all. The participants and viewers of Miss Grand International Beauty Pageant will represent our call, a loud call for the world to join our campaign to STOP the violence that plagues our society.
With all of the above reasons, the advocacy and mission of Miss Grand International beauty pageant are committed to spread the message of happiness and we will take a stand and say “Stop the War and Violence”.
Ha Phuong
Source: Linh Anh-Kinhtedothi.vn
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